MISTER BOSPHORUS AND THE MUSES: Or, A Short History of Poetry in Britain; Variety Entertainment in Four Acts.

London: Duckworth & Co., (1923). First edition, trade issue. Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Nash. Gray paper boards printed in black; plain black cloth spine; 126 pages plus plates. Good only with cloth rubbed at spine ends, boards exposed at tips, scattered foxing, endpapers darkened, and lacking dust jacket. An interesting copy nonetheless, if you like a little evidence of past life in your books. There are 3 undated London Times news clippings pasted in at front. The first, “Account Closed?” by Oliver Edwards, refers to Ford as a “bounder” and accuses him of trading off the fame of his friend Joseph Conrad but goes on to defend his work. The other two are editorial responses. And 2 gift inscriptions – one from Arthur Quick to translator A. G. Shirreff, the other from Shirreff to writer and BBC producer Lance Sieveking (a few of his own books include illustrations by Nash). From the collection of Ford scholar Thomas C. Moser with his 1976 letter requesting purchase of the book from a Serendipity catalog laid in.
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Price: $150.00

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